Tariq joined EPIC in 2020 after working as the Behaviour Lead in a school in Cleethorpes. He is a qualified Youth Worker with over 20 years experience as a street based worker and working in youth centres.
Tariq has also worked within North East Lincolnshire supporting the Youth Offending Service - delivering a range of intervention programmes aimed at reducing youth-related anti-social beahaviour.
Outside of work, Tariq is a film buff and enjoys nothing more than relaxing and catching the latest film releases.
Andrea looks after our wonderful team of volunteer mentors who give one to one support to our young people to help them reach their potential and give them the opportunity to join in new activities and experiences. She is very competitive at the golf driving range and loves organising group activities for all to enjoy. Please visit our EPIC Trusted Mentors link to find out more.
Tom is an active, hands on member of the team with a passion for football. Tom has been a lifelong supporter of Manchester United and currently enjoys playing for Winterton Rangers FC. Tom has travelled the world playing football in Australia where he took great pleasure in meeting new people and experiencing life down under until an unfortunate injury ended his time over there early.
Stephen is a creative and has a flair for thinking outside the box. He brings a can-do attitude to everything he does. If you need tips on how to save and make money or recommendations on the best hotels in town - London, New York or Tenerife - Stephen is your man.
Specialising in Youth Work and creating positive opportunities for young people, Emma has excellent knowledge and experience in delivering in this area of work. Emma comes from a heavily sporting background, through study and professional sport playing at the highest level of women’s football in the English Women’s Super League and Championship. She has also studied at Sheffield Hallam University for five years - achieving both an Undergraduate degree and Postgraduate Master’s degree.
Kass is one of our newest and youngest members of the team and already has lots of experience working with various groups of young people. Kass particularly enjoyed his time as an Outreach Ambassador whilst he was a university student. He regularly attended school and college events and career fairs and his specialism was helping young people with advice about their options for careers and studies after GCSEs. Kass is always willing to listen and lots of fun!
Specialising in trauma-informed practice and domestic abuse, Libby is extremely enthusiastic about achieving positive outcomes for children and young people. To relax, Libby loves nothing more than spending time with animals or shopping hours on end.
Rasha is a multi-faceted individual. Although she specialises in photography, she jumps on any opportunities presented to her even if they’re 100 miles away from her field.
Aside from producing digital art in the forms of photo and video, Rasha loves to help others in any way she can. To help reach a wide audience of people in Doncaster, she started her own organisation, True Tone, to provide creative opportunities for all young people; whether it’s to learn something new or to learn more about something they’re interested in taking on.
David is our extremely talented rapper, song writer who works closely to push forward the art scene in Doncaster. This includes organising art exhibitions and music events to get young people more involved and working with local artists and musicians. He has recently joined us from journey education where he supported young people with getting them back into main stream education and will also will working alongside our colleagues in EPIC Learning, our alternative learning provision.
Sofia is a qualified teacher with a wealth of experience and expertise in inspiring high quality learning . Dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. Sofia has held Senior Leadership roles including Deputy Headship in Scunthorpe and has worked extensively across the Yorkshire and Humber region.